Sleep is undoubtedly one of the most essential requirements for the human body to function properly.
Sleep and health are strongly related – poor sleep can increase the risk of having poor health, and poor health can make it harder to sleep. Sleep disturbances can be one of the first signs of distress. Common mental health problems like anxiety and depression can often underpin sleep problems.
We can all benefit from improving the quality of our sleep. For many of us, it may simply be a case of making small lifestyle or attitude adjustments in order to help us sleep better. Up to one third of the population may suffer from insomnia (lack of sleep or poor quality sleep) or other sleep problems. These can affect mood, energy and concentration levels, our relationships, and our ability to stay awake and function at work during the day.
Often basic techniques can improve your sleep. If they don’t work speak to your doctor about other treatments, especially as sleep problems can indicate other health issues.
On a personal level I have struggled with sleep for many years and I would have paid some a fortune just for a decent nights sleep. Trying to find out why I wasn’t sleeping wasn’t easy because there are so many reasons why and it was a bit like trying to answer the question – ‘Which came first, the chicken or the egg?’. Because I had other health issues then it was hard to know if it was the health issue stopping me from sleeping or the lack of sleep that was causing the health issues?
It wasn’t one thing or one therapy which helped me get a night’s sleep, it was an holistic approach of working with people who understood I was a Whole Person, not a list of symptoms.
So, this is what I can do for you… I will take a history and treat you as a whole person. As a body worker I know how important it is to treat the body and the mind. Clients who have attended my clinic report sleeping better and being more relaxed.